Sustainability

Freedom to express individuality
and to impress and be impressed
Freedom to live with safety and security
Freedom to enjoy abundant water, greenery and air

Amuse believes sustainability exists
for everyone to achieve the freedom
to live a good life regardless of time,
place, gender or thought.

To achieve this freedom,
only Amuse can add "color" to people's hearts.

The culture that we create and deliver
impresses people and adds new colors
to their hearts.
Similar to the ripples that form on the surface
of the water when a stone is thrown,
new colors spread worldwide, mixing and changing
a colorless future into a colorful one.

To enable this change, we must continue
to be an entity full of characters,
where each member respects their differences
and expresses their individuality.
We can only create the driving force
for contemporary society,
full of diverse values and lifestyles,
if we have diverse people
with unique views interacting with each other.

We will continue to add colors to create
a vibrant tomorrow through +COLORS activities.

Society

GOAL

We will impress people to change tomorrow.

Theme 1: Initiatives to address social issues

Act Against AIDS

We have been participating in Act Against AIDS (AAA), activities to raise awareness of AIDS, since 1993. In addition to the annual charity concerts held on December 1, World AIDS Day, we are also involved in lectures and the creation of brochures on AIDS prevention and support for NPOs involved in pediatric healthcare, particularly those overseas. Taking the changes in circumstances surrounding AIDS into consideration, we terminated this initiative on July 20, 2020.

Act Against Anything

Act Against AIDS "THE VARIETY" is a charity event held every year on World AIDS Day (December 1) since 1993 to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic. It is an initiative designed to solve social issues from a wider perspective, which was initially launched by Goro Kishitani, who identified the need to address global issues such as AIDS, starvation and poverty. To communicate the passion of AAA, Amuse has updated the initiative, which kicked off at Nippon Budokan on December 1, 2020

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Theme 2: Assistance for reconstruction

AMUSE Bokin (fundraising)

We established AMUSE Bokin (fundraising) in 2011, after the Great East Japan Earthquake. AMUSE Bokin has been making low-profile efforts to support the affected areas, responding to fans who wanted to donate money through Amuse. Meanwhile, artists have been donating the sales from live concerts, goods and CDs. We have raised funds to support the affected areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Kumamoto Earthquake, the heavy rains in western Japan in July 2018 and Typhoon No. 19 in 2019.

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TEAM AMUSE!!

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Kuwata Keisuke and other Amuse artists formed TEAM AMUSE!! to aid the affected people and the reconstruction of the affected areas. They released "Let's try again," a special single, and revenue from this song was donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society and local governments through AMUSE Bokin.

Support for employees' volunteer activities in the affected areas

We have introduced a system to support volunteer activities. If employees participate in volunteer activities in the areas affected by disasters on weekdays, it counts as paid work. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, we called for volunteers and 80 Amuse Group employees and 22 artists provided operational support to a volunteer center in Miyagi Prefecture for three months.

Customer

GOAL

We will deliver culture to everyone.

Theme 1: Enhancement of service for customers with disabilities and LGBT people

Formulation of diversity guidelines and provision of relevant training

We formulated Amuse Diversity Guidelines (For Accessibility), summarizing measures for creating barrier-free event venues. We also hold training sessions and workshops designed to deepen our understanding of people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community, by inviting them as speakers to create better services. We will continue to deliver the excitement of entertainment to more people.

Staff

GOAL

Making effective use of everyone's unique talents to achieve better growth.

Theme 1: Support for education to enhance expertise

Dispatch of employees to One Young World

We are sending employees to One Young World, an annual global summit for next-generation leaders and international exchange, to provide opportunities for those with a sense of responsibility for world issues and the ability to create ideas and actions. We hold internal report meetings after each summit for other employees to grow and increase their awareness.

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Subsidies for entertainment viewing

Within a predetermined amount of money, our staff members are allowed to receive subsidies for the purchase of tickets for plays, movies and concerts in their private lives. The introduction of this subsidy system is based the wishes of our executives that our younger staff members expand their knowledge and cultivate their sensibilities by exposing themselves to as much entertainment as possible. By helping them to balance work and life and enrich their time, these subsidies are aimed at facilitating the development of creative human resources unique to Amuse.

Evaluations and feedback

Our staff members have interviews with their superiors for goal setting, evaluation, and feedback on a regular basis. In this way their improvement is supported. Leader Feedback allows staff members of a department to give feedback to their superior from their own perspectives, while TEAM AMUSE Feedback can communicate gratitude and suggestions for improvement to colleagues in other departments. The feedback helps staff members to realize more about each other.

Seminars and training

We conduct training sessions by position (for managers, by length of service and for new employees) and department as well as seminars and study meetings on different subjects, such as SDGs, diversity, harassment and skill improvement, to cultivate human resources with a broader perspective and skills.

Theme 2: Personnel system to support diverse work styles

Workstyle reform

We have a system in place in which the working hours of all staff members are centrally managed and visualized. We encourage balanced workstyles through the establishment of two Go Home Early Days and one Refreshment Day (finish work duties in half a day) every month, among other initiatives.

Amuse Family Care

Amuse subsidizes the expense of a day-care center, babysitter and nursing care service affiliated with the company. We also organize in-house seminars on basics of nursing care on a regular basis, inviting specialists to advise our employees. By helping staff members to balance work and childcare and/or nursing care, we are building an environment where our staff members in different stages of their lives can feel secure in working.

Activities of Individual Artists

Initiatives in FY2020

Initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

In addition to the AMUSE HEART FES. in A!SMART, in which total 120 groups of artists participated, Southern All Starts, Fukuyama Masaharu, Ultra Sushi Fire, Sakura Gakuin, s**t kingz, Fujiwara Sakura, and Yanagida Masahiro donated part of the profits from their live concerts and merchandises through the Amuse Bokin (fundraising).
In addition, many artists provided support in the hope that the COVID-19 pandemic would end; e.g., Kuwata Keisuke donated part of the profits from his online concert to Music Cross Aid - Funds for People Involved in Live Entertainment and Okada Kazuchika of New Japan Pro-Wrestling made a donation to The Nippon Foundation's Special Fund for Disaster Preparedness.

Team HANDSOME!

「HANSOME SEMINAR」
「Chocolate Crunch Selected by Team HANDSOME!」

[Sustainable Development Goals] As part of initiatives designed to promote SDGs, young members of Amuse currently appear in the TV program HANSOME SEMINAR. The show is focused on the theme "what we should do now," and the members explore different fields to share their learning. They collaborated with imperfect Inc. in February 2021 and developed chocolate to address social issues about food and agriculture around the world.

DEAN FUJIOKA

Picture book「FamBam」project

Dean Fujioka published his first picture book on the theme of "family" in a broad sense. A portion of the proceeds and support funds raised by crowdfunding were donated to the international NGO Save the Children. The money was then used to provide children in Japan and Asia with picture books. It was also used to help create learning opportunities. The distribution of learning materials for infants is one example.

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Ongoing activities

  • Amuse Fes

    "Sore wo tsuyo sato yobitai (I wanna call it your strength that you never lose)"

    This is the original song to grace the grand finale of Amuse Fes, where all Amuse's musical artists come together in one place. A recording of the live performance is distributed for a limited period and the revenue is donated to Ashinaga, an organization that provides support to orphaned students.

  • Ueki Go

    BackGammon

    Ueki Go supports LOVE JUNX, the world's first entertainment school for people with Down syndrome. He produces music for them and donates the sales from goods related to BackGammon, his duo with Toda Keiko.

  • Fukuyama Masaharu

    Kusunoki Project

    The project mainly produces items reusing the pruned branches of bombed trees, which now exist in his home province, Nagasaki prefecture, and donates all profits from them to Nagasaki city's bombed tree preservation activity Kusunoki Foundation. He has also been continuing support as an executive producer of Nagasaki city's Nagasaki Kusunoki Project, which delivers peace through bombed trees.

  • PORNOGRAFFITTI

    Fundraising to train service dogs

    The fundraising started in 2002, following an interview with a service dog trainer, and was supported by many fans at concert halls. In 2017, PORNOGRAFFITTI received a letter of gratitude from the Japan Service Dog Association.

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